"The EU is ready to do more to contribute to the collective effort in Afghanistan and I believe a police operation in the context of the European common security and defence policy
might be of considerable value," said the EU's High Representative, Javier Solana.
The 19 Ambassadors to NATO held a special informal meeting on EU-NATO relations on October 20 in Brussels, widely seen as resulting in an attempt to calm US concerns about the direction of European Security and Defence Policy
The meeting was attended by South Korean Deputy Minister for National Defence Policy
Chung Suk-hwan, US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver and Takeshi Ishikawa, director general for defence policy
Deputy Defence Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong said the white paper will prepared soon to ensure that the country's defence policy
was able to cope with current and future challenges.
The EU's military efforts are mainly focused on international security beyond the EU's borders, and are carried out through the Common Security and Defence Policy
(CSDP) framework, which is housed within the EU's foreign policy structures--alongside efforts to help EU governments spend their defense monies more effectively.
Kuwaiti Ambassador to Belgium Jassem Al-Budaiwi with Director of Defence Planning, Defence Policy
and Planning Division at NATO headquarters Paul Savereux KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait continuously seeks to develop its relations with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at all levels, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Belgium Jassem Al-Budaiwi said on Friday.
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah meets US Under Secretary of Defence Policy
The Romanian delegation was led by Brig Gen Vasile BUCUR, Deputy Secretary of State for Defence Policy
while Hassan Naqvi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence represented Pakistan side.
Henault: Foreign policy spans several decades and normally dictates how a defence policy
is developed and implemented, not the other way around.